The 2008 Traver Award

The 2008 Traver Award

Do you have a fly-fishing essay or short story that has been burning a hole in your desk drawer or hard drive? Well here is your chance to get it read

Do you have a fly-fishing essay or short story that has been burning a hole in your desk drawer or hard drive? Well here is your chance to get it read by professionals and possibly published in FR&R. The deadline for the 2007 Robert Traver Fly-fishing Writing Award is fast approaching, and we are anticipating an all-time-high turnout and exceptional submissions. This year we've opened the contest to include essays as well as short stories, so if you are more inclined to pen a non-fiction essay than craft a short story, we want to see it. Oh, yeah, the award carries a $2,500 prize.

Here are the details:

The winning 2007 Traver Award essay or story must be:

"A distinguished original essay or work of short fiction that embodies an implicit love of fly-fishing, respect for the sport and the natural world in which it takes place, and high literary values."

Send in a typed, double-space manuscript of no more than 3,500 words to Fly Rod&Reel, Robert Traver Award, PO Box 370, Camden, ME 04843. The winning story or essay will be published in the November/December 2007 issue of FR&R.

You may submit your manuscript on a disk along with a hard copy, and please include an oversize self-addressed stamped envelope. No e-mail submissions will be accepted. Enter only once. The deadline is June 15, 2007. Good luck!